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Construction Supervisor I (4031)

Construction Supervisor I

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: IS60
  • Class Code: 4031
  • Established: 01/13/1932*
  • Revised: 12/15/2000*
  • Title Changed: 04/04/1952


This is a nonsupervisory position under direction, to do difficult work involved in the making of continuous inspections, supervision, and coordination of contract work for buildings and facilities under construction or alteration; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Makes continuous inspections of the work on major building projects in the process of construction or supervises the construction contract work; maintains constant general inspection of the work as construction progresses; enforces contract and code requirements; makes decisions in the field relating to contract plans and specifications and the adequacy of materials, methods, and progress; coordinates the work of the various contractors, designers, regulatory and client agencies, and other State support staff on a project; keeps a diary of the important conditions and happenings on the job; approves the suitability of construction equipment; approves and monitors project schedules, including critical path schedules; takes samples of construction materials for testing; conducts tests and interprets the results of those tests; prepares monthly progress reports and initiates progress payments to contractors; prepares and maintains documentation on construction claim issues; initiates changes as necessary; corresponds with contractors; approves submittals of basic building materials; lays out and checks dimensions, lines, and levels; makes construction quantity calculations; keeps abreast of construction industry trends; and must drive from one site to another site, and on large sites, drive from one area to another area within the site.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid driver license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.


(Applicants who do not possess the required license may be admitted to the examination, but must obtain the license before they will be considered eligible for appointment.) and Either I Experience: Two years of experience performing the duties of a Construction Inspector II in the California state service.



Experience: Four years' experience either:


1. As an architect's, engineer's, owner's, or construction manager's representative in technical inspection, supervision, or management on building construction work involving the performance of increasingly complex duties and including two years in responsible charge on major building construction such as schools, hospitals, prisons, institutions, high-and mid-rise office buildings, or other comparable institutional or commercial buildings. or


2. As a construction superintendent on major buildings such as schools, hospitals, prisons, institutions, high-and mid-rise office buildings, or other comparable institutional or commercial buildings.


(Experience in the California state service applied toward these experience requirements must include at least two years performing the duties of a Construction Inspector II.) and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in engineering or architecture.


(Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on the basis of two years of qualifying experience equaling one academic year of education.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Materials, methods, and processes used in the construction of wood, steel frame, masonry, and concrete buildings; work of the various building trades; various codes and safety orders applicable to building construction; designing concrete mixes and proper methods of mixing, placing, and curing plain and reinforced concrete; mortar and grout mixes; methods of steel frame erection; reinforced concrete construction; forms and shoring; soils and soil compaction techniques; pile driving; structural engineering designs; plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and electrical work.


Ability to: Detect poor quality building materials and workmanship utilizing visual inspection with knowledge of industry standards, code requirements, and test results; read, understand, and detect deviations from plans specifications by inspection; perform and interpret results from field tests; keep records of time and materials; calculate material quantities; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; prepare correspondence and write clear and comprehensive reports.

Special Personal Characteristics

Tact; keenness of observation; and physical stamina.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Possession of a certificate in general building construction, inspection, or code enforcement from the: American Construction Inspector's Association; International Conference of Building Officials; Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development; other similar association or regulatory governmental organization; or current registration as an architect or engineer (civil, structural, mechanical, or electrical).


* NOTE: This was approved as an SPB Staff Item on December 15, 2000.

  Updated: 2/12/2019
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